Howden Buffalo/Joy Manufacturing Plant
New Philadelphia, Ohio
I was invited by the Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corporation via the Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau to spend a day with full access to the former Howden Buffalo/Joy Manufacturing site in New Philadelphia. The site is currently in the process of being torn down but I was able to explore the older areas of the site and try to capture it's aesthetic as the aging behemoth was being torn away.
As I walked through the site, I wanted to treat it with the reverence and respect that it deserves. In my mind I thought of the countless people that put their blood, sweat and tears into doing a job that I'm sure was not an easy one to produce a product that they could be proud of and help provide further value to their business.
Now, it lays empty and awaiting its fate.
I dedicate these images to men and women who worked not only here, but those in an industry that is fading from America landscape.
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Equipment used on shoot
Canon 5D Mark IV
Tamron SP 24-70 f2.8 Di VC USD G2
Tamron SP 70-200 f2.8 Di VC USD G2
Yashica Mat 124G
Ilford HP5 120 developed with HC-110 1-31
Pocket Light Meter iOS app on iPhone 12 Pro
1500 Lumens LED light